James Cromwell came from a family of artists and entertainers, and his understanding of the acting craft has taken him from the TV landscapes of All in the Family to the stages of Shakespeare to warp drives of Star Trek. Cromwell is not beholden to genre-specific roles, and in this review from the vault we get a closer look at the Oscar-nominee. Following his Oscar nomination for Babe, James Cromwell sat down with Noel T. Manning II to discuss his life, his approach to filmmaking, and his family film legacy.
This interview was recorded in 1996.
Noel T. Manning is a member of the CCA, SEFCA and the NCFCA and is also the host of the television program and radio show Meet Me at the Movies. He’s the founder of the Real to Reel Film Fest and is an adjunct professor of film studies. When he’s not embracing mainstream, indie, international, documentary or art films, he’s digging into the world of cinema by chatting with principle individuals involved in various aspects of the filmmaking industry.
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